UTHSC possesses one of only four Broad Scope radioactive material licenses in the state; the advantage of a broad scope license is that it enables greater flexibility in the use and management of radioactive materials. The Radiation Safety Committee has an interdisciplinary membership, and this committee fulfills the requirements specified in the UTHSC Broad Scope license. The charge of RSC is as follows:
The Radiation Safety Committee will serve as the general policy forming body for the activities which involve the use of radioactive materials and/or other sources of ionizing and non-ionizing radiations. Policies formulated by and/or decisions of the committee will be effective upon the approval of the Chancellor.
Examples of the sources that fall under the purview of the RSC are as follows:
- Sealed sources of radioactive material
- Unsealed sources of radioactive material
- X-ray machines
- UV radiation sources
Operations and technical support are provided by the Radiation Safety Officer (Scott Rone) who directs the routine safety and compliance monitoring programs for radiation safety.